Grace and Hope


My husband and I were fortunate to go to a wonderful concert this past Saturday night. We were fortunate in multiple ways. The first way ….. I won the tickets from one of our local Christian radio stations!

KDCR had a call in contest and chose at random from those who had called in during a certain time slot. My name was not chosen first…someone else’s name was. Those people later called back saying they could no longer go! I was more than happy to be second best.

When we woke up Saturday morning, we woke up to a wintry scene. It was snowing profusely and mounding up on the yard. When we went to bed the night before…we went to sleep to the spring sound of thunder and lightening. The weatherman assured us it would change to snow; but only amount to an inch or so. We decided that the “inch or so” prediction was more than slightly off. I really do not like being “inched” on with that amount of snow in the Spring.

Fortunately, yes our second fortunately, it quit snowing and started melting. It melted enough during the day so that we could get the car off our yard, and make it to the concert that featured Matt Maher.

We were blessed by hearing, praising, joining in to sing, and worship that night. We were reminded, through music; of grace, unconditional love, to lay our burdens down, that God is big enough to carry those burdens for us and that hope is something to be truly grateful for.

There is something wonderful about voices raised in song. There is something amazing about people from different faiths, different backgrounds and beliefs coming together for a common purpose.

It seemed especially fitting in this season, where we will soon be celebrating Easter. It was good to be reminded of all those things while we contemplate the sacrifice made for us so very long ago. That concept of giving all and loving unconditionally can be so foreign to us.

To be very honest, being at a concert is, for me, a wonderful place to be. Put that together with a concert that spreads a message of grace and hope along with great vocals and music…..a true blessing.

May this week bring you days filled with grace, hours that speak of hope and may you be blessed as you prepare for Easter Sunday.

Do not abandon yourselves to despair.
We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Pope John Paul II

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14 thoughts on “Grace and Hope

    • thechickengrandma says:

      it was a true blessing. I did not mind being second best a bit for this event Cobs. It is hard to describe how sitting in a school auditorium can feel like holy ground….but it did. I have a feeling it has something to do with the verse that says “wherever two or more are gathered in my name.” It indeed felt like a holy place.

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      • thecobweboriumemporium says:

        Ohh, that is one of my most favourite verses, and one which I say to myself when I’m in a group where ‘two or more are gathered….’ and I find I have to keep control of my emotions as it’s something which brings tears to my eyes Every. Single. Time.

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  1. jennymarie4 says:

    Wonderful!! Music inspires me too. So glad you were able to go to the concert, sounds like it was beautiful. I love when church or an event like that fills me with hope and faith. Have a blessed Easter! Jenny xx

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  2. Whitneyibeblog says:

    Amen Mrs Faye. Good music has and will always be the best meal for the soul. It not only heals the soul, it also unites.
    That’s why we’ve got to be careful at the type of songs we listen to and if it heals or destroys our souls.
    God’s blessings to you and yours!


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